10th May was a guided tour of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve. Below are a few photos from the area that is not normally open to the public.
Bitter Vetchling. A plant in the pea family which is rare in London. This is possibly the only site where they are found in Inner London.
A butterfly spotted beside the meadow.
Dave Smith, our guide for the morning, emerging from a field of Cow Parsley.
Giant Hogweed. A phototoxic plant found in small numbers in parts of the nature reserve. Contact with this plant can cause server itching in sunlight.
More photos on Flickr.